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Today's News

  • Board to meet with Fish & Wildlife on Eagles Bluff issue

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    CANNELTON – The Perry County Parks and Recreation Department is still working on getting a restriction on its deed to Eagles Bluff Park lifted so it can install campsites for recreational vehicles there.

    Such sites are forbidden under terms of the deed set when the parks department purchased the land from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service in 2000. The reason given for the restriction was the campsites could disturb bald eagles possibly living or feeding there.

  • Arbor Day labor

    “The reason we’re celebrating tree-planting is a thing called Arbor Day,” District Forester Carl Hauser explains to students at William Tell Elementary School Friday morning.

  • Officials differ on ambulance pact

    By KEVIN KOELLING
    Managing Editor

    LEOPOLD – Perry County commissioners will continue a discussion Tuesday about whether to sign a five-year contract to have Perry County Memorial Hospital continue providing ambulance service for the county.

    Meeting at Perry Central Community School Tuesday because the county courthouse where they normally meet is undergoing renovations, they drew an audience of approximately 20 people.

  • Perry Central second in triangular

    HUNTINGBURG—Nic Pierrard shot 49 to lead Perry Central to second place in a three-team boys golf match Thursday.
    Southridge won with 163 strokes. Perry Central shot 219 and Tecumseh 261.
    Besides Pierrard, Perry Central scorers were Eric Schepers with 55, Coby Aders 57, and Zach James 58.
    Travis Brown, who shot 59, and Jimmy Graves, 63, also played for Perry Central.
    Southridge senior Tyler Gray, who has signed to play for the University of Evansville, was the medalist with a 2-under-par 33.

  • Paoli sweeps match with Tell City

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Paoli won every match in straight sets to beat Tell City 5-0 in girls tennis Thursday.
    The closest match was in No. 3 singles, where Jessica Fullington beat Kelsey Gowers 6-2, 7-5.
    Abbie Franklin shut out Cassie Bryant 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 singles, and Lexie Osborn beat Addie Peter 6-2, 6-3 in No. 2.
    Hannah Balsmeyer and Luci Waynick blanked Mercedes Mendez and Megan Teague 6-0, 6-0 in No. 1 doubles.

  • Commodores split two games

    LEOPOLD—Austin Linne pitched a five-hitter as Perry Central beat Corydon 6-1 in baseball Friday.
    Linne struck out five and walked four.
    “He threw strikes and was consistent,” said Perry Central Coach Phil Zellers. “He really did a good job working ahead in the count today.”
    Rosendo Gonzalez and Anthony Mosby each went 2 for 3 to lead Perry Central’s six-hit attack.
    Luke Hubert and Zane Gayer each added one hit.
    Gonzalez, Mosby and Gayer each drove in two runs.

  • Perry Central stomps Corydon

    CORYDON—Hannah Edwards and Kosha Wetzel each hit a two-run triple as Perry Central beat Corydon 11-3 in softball Wednesday.
    Lexi Aders added a double and a single and Brittany Parker also contributed two hits to Perry Central’s nine-hit attack. They each drove in one run.
    Perry Central batters struck out only three times.
    They also took advantage of eight Corydon errors.
    Miranda Claise pitched a six-hitter for the win. She struck out six and walked two.
    Perry Central won the JV game 9-7 in seven innings.

  • Commodore girls win triangular

    LINCOLN CITY—Hannah Harpenau won two events with personal records as Perry Central won a girls triangular track meet Thursday.
    The Commodores scored 75 points, Heritage Hills 51, and Wood Memorial 40.
    Harpenau won the 100-meter intermediate hurdles in 16.75 seconds and the long jump at 15 feet, 2 inches, both personal bests.
    Perry Central throwers also set personal records in winning their events. Jordan Sprinkle took the discus with a 103-foot-31⁄2 toss and Jessica Coultas won the shot put at 30 feet, 10 inches.

  • PC outruns Pats, Trojans in triangular

    LINCOLN CITY—Perry Central won 11 of 16 events to take a boys triangular track meet Thursday.
    The Commodores scored 95 points, Heritage Hills 57, and Wood Memorial 13.
    Perry Central won all the distance races despite switching its lineups in them around.
    Aaron Pierrard won the 3200-meter run in 10:21 and freshman Dakota Brewster was second in 12:18.
    Pierrard did not run the 1600 but the Commodores still swept the top three places in it.

  • Marksmen outhit South Central

    By LARRY GOFFINET
    Sports Editor

    TELL CITY—Tell City pounded out 14 hits, including seven for extra bases, to beat South Central 16-9 in baseball Thursday.
    Hitting was the main bright spot for the Marksmen.
    They gave up five unearned runs thanks to two errors and a passed ball.
    There were some other times they were not charged with official errors but should have gotten an out if they had charged the ball better or should have turned a double play.